The Great South Island Bike Trek
Biking throughout the world can’t get any more epic than in New Zealand, or more beautiful. On a bike you are at the center of the action; watching natural ever-changing beauty, breathing that mountain fresh air in your lungs, feeling the salty ocean breeze on your face, and not to mention the cool sweat on your back!
On this 10 day excursion we biked from Punakaiki down to Queenstown, covering an impressive 500 kilometres with nothing but the two wheels below us and the adventure inside us (not including nightly accommodation and daily shuttle rides to suitable starting points, we are far from rugged trekkers.)
We got to see the vastly varied and ever spectacular sceneries of quintessential New Zealand, including magnificent
glaciers, loaming rain forests, snow frosted peaks, countless fields of
sheep, and the sprawling Tasman Sea.
After long days of riding with sore rumps and legs like wet noodles, we found ourselves relaxing in some of the coolest spots south of the Welly. Our trek brought us through a handful of the greatest towns of the south; Greymouth, Hokitika, Okarito, Franz Josef, Haast, Wanaka, and finally to Queenstown.
The experience was sensational to say the least, no doubt a memory that will last us a lifetime.
A few quick tips for inquiring riders: stretch every night, pack plenty of trail mix, even more water, pack extra socks, be ready for the rain, and keep your head up!